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English definition of “tangle”

tangle

noun [C]     /ˈtæŋ.ɡl̩/
an untidy mass of things that are not in a state of order , or a state of confusion or difficulty : a tangle of wires Bending, twisting and curvingConfusion, confusing and feeling confused
(Definition of tangle noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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